Boeing halts delivery of 737 MAX, continues production work

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Wichita, Kan. (Wichita Business Journal/ KAKE) -

The Boeing Co. said Thursday it has stopped deliveries of its 737 MAX amid the global grounding of the aircraft, but that it continues to build the family of 737 jets at the rate of 52 per month. 

"We can confirm that we have paused delivery of 737 MAX airplanes due to the temporary grounding," said company spokesperson Bernard Choi. “We continue to build 737 MAX airplanes, while assessing how the situation, including potential capacity constraints, will impact our production system.” 

Spirit AeroSystems workers concerned as Boeing 737 Max 8 planes grounded

The move comes after the aircraft has been grounded following two deadly crashes of the 737 MAX 8 that killed 346 people total.

Boeing has a backlog of around 4,600 orders for the MAX, representing more than seven years of work on that program alone for Spirit and other Wichita suppliers. 

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